CommUnity Love Through Action: Partnerships
Resilient Families Project
The Resilient Families Project (RFP) is a large scale, a multi-team initiative conducted in partnership with the Wayside Christian Mission (WCM) and the University of Louisville. The Resilient Families Project provides educational experiences and a sense of community/caring for families living at Wayside Christian Mission’s Hotel Louisville or at their Emergency Homeless Shelter (“The Pavilion”).
Dr. Lori Haynes and Rev. Valerie Mansfield work together with service learning students, interns and volunteers creating a positive loving experience and being empowered through conscious living skills. This program promotes growth and transforms for both the children and the adults dealing with the challenges of homelessness and/or recovery.
Contact Rev. Valerie Mansfield for more information or to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Supplies Drive
Each July we gather back-packs and school supplies for the children at Englehart Elementary School. This is the elementary school closest to the church and many of the children are from lower income and homeless families. We know education transforms children's lives and we can assist in the transformation by supporting them on the journey.
Our Women's Group has joined together to create and sustain a food pantry for Jefferson County Public School students at Engelhart and Wheatley, many who go hungry at home on the weekends and evenings.
Contact Ginny First for questions or to volunteer at email@example.com.
Hug a Bunny
In 2002 the Hug a Bunny project was started at Unity of Louisville. People donate stuffed bunnies and other stuffed animals and place them in the pews. On Sunday's in March and April, the congregation passes them around, hugging them and filling them with LOVE. On Palm Sunday they are delivered by volunteers to nursing homes, hospital cancer wards and other places.
Contact Alan Scherer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Unity of Louisville's Men's Group comes together and volunteers to ensure people in the Louisville area have warm homes.
Our Men's Group and EarthCare Ministry join together with other organizations to clean up the city. Show up during the event and help us keep our neighborhood healthy.
Unity of Louisville joins with other organization in our community to sponsor a special celebration of community unity and kindness at the Mighty Kindness Hoot at Waterfront Park's Brown Forman Amphitheater from 12-7pm FREE and open to everyone!
Smoketown Neighborhood Events
Unity of Louisville believes in being a part of the neighborhood and joined the Smoketown Neighborhood group in 2016 and participated in the Smoketown Get Down in the community.
Unity of Louisville sponsors the Kentucky Homefront, a radio show featuring Kentucky's finest acoustic folk, traditional, blues, country, and bluegrass musicians; and its best storytellers. Our front porch broadcasts are reminiscent of radio programs of a bygone era.
Hosted by John Gage, Kentucky Homefront is recorded on the second Saturday of every month (except January & July). The show is recorded before a live audience at the Clifton Center in the Clifton Neighborhood, in Louisville, KY.
There are hundreds of children awaiting adoption and placement in a loving foster care home. If interested in opening your home toa child plan to attend an information session to get more information. There are several locations throughout Jefferson County.
Supporting other Non-Profits and Groups
Unity of Louisville supports other non-profits by working together and offering space for meetings, workshops, practice space for an organization without a building. Some of the organizations we are working with are Roots & Wings a unique theatre arts group, the LGBT community at the University of Louisville, The Flow a local group of individuals who come together to teach each other hooping, juggling, skating and other forms of movement.